Our ministry first began in 2000, when our Executive Director, Sue Marshall, traveled to Russia and saw first-hand the needs of orphans in Russia. Sue began developing relationships with orphanage directors and staff in Russia. Through the years, the Lord expanded her deep love for Russia and orphans, and placed people in her path who could help advance the ministry. Local volunteers were recruited and equipped to work with the orphanage staff and children. Fory Charitable Trust was created in 2008 to carry on the legacy of Wilma Fory’s support of our work with orphans in Russia. At the time of its creation, Fory Charitable Trust was given authorization to work in two countries—Russia and Ukraine. Sue chose to continue working with Russian orphans because of the connections she had made beginning in 2000. However, due to the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, we are now providing assistance to Ukrainian orphans. We sponsored a camp for an orphanage in Vinnytsia, Ukraine that houses children that have lost their parents due to the war. Our plans include partnering with the orphanage in Vinnytsia to meet its needs. A team of volunteers will travel to Poland and Romania in December to provide Christmas gifts for Ukrainian orphans and refugee children in these countries.